Man who disarmed officer of Taser now in custody
Photo: Image by Ada County Sheriff's Office
Early Tuesday morning Garden City Police arrested a Meridian man following a brief foot chase and the disarming of an officer of his Taser®.
On Monday evening, officers were called about a man acting suspiciously near East 38th and Adams Streets. Residents reported that the man, later identified as Deylen Scott Loos, 28, was walking into neighbors’ yards, picking up kids toys and other property and acting very disoriented.
Around 9:30 p.m., a Garden City officer located Loos near Adams and East 38th Streets. During the stop, Loos fled from the officer. When the officer caught up with him in the backyard of a residence on East 38th Street and tried to take him into custody, Loos successfully disarmed the officer of his Taser®. The officer was able to physically regain control of Loos and place him in handcuffs.
Immediately following his arrest, Loos started complaining of chest pain. Loos was transported to Saint Alphonsus Hospital in Boise for observation. Upon his release, Loos was booked into the Ada County Jail.
Garden City Police report that Loos is a parolee who absconded from parole within the past two weeks. He knew he was wanted by probation officers and fled from Garden City officers fearing arrest for parole violation.
Following his arrest, police learned that Loos was under the influence of controlled substances - the likely the cause of his suspicious behavior.